What to use for yeast infection

Firstly, it is important that you diagnose your condition accurately. Consult your health care provider, get an accurate diagnosis and then begin treatment targeting the specific cause. Its of the utmost importance that your condition is diagnosed accurately or else the treatment could turn out to be counter productive. Urinary tract infections are a lot more common than most of us are aware of, but they are not caused by sexual contact. UTIs are actually caused by bacteria.

Cystitis, which is an inflammation or infection affliciting the bladder, is probably the most common of all UTIs, and a person afflicted will exhibit symptoms such as an increased and constant urge to urinate (despite the fact that not much urine is actually expelled), as well as a burning sensation upon urination. Antibiotics are quite effective for UTI infections, but commonly prescribed drugs like ampicillin, tetracycline, nitrofurantoin, or sulfonamides destroy bacteria throughout the body. You may wonder how this makes much of a difference, but it does. This action results in an upset of the pH balance, and the destruction of certain healthy bacteria in the vagina give yeast an opportunity to thrive. Yeast exists naturally in the vagina, but in a small amount. The destruction of healthy bacteria gives it a chance to proliferate, resulting in a yeast infection. This alone should illustrate why it is so important to diagnose your condition accurately.

If you experience vaginal itching and have noticed a thick white discharge, you most likely suffer from a yeast infection. If what you suffer from is a urinary tract infection, get a diagnosis to find out the specific infection and begin appropriate treatment. If you opt for conventional treatment (antibiotics), take adequate precautions against a yeast infection.

Here are some natural remedies that can help with UTIs:

  • Cranberry juice is an extremely useful home remedy in the treatment of UTIs. This is because cranberry juice contains proanthocyanins, a constituent that helps flush out bacteria that would normally cling to the urinary tract.
  • Herbal remedies are also quite effective and you can use herbs like Uva ursi or horsetail.
  • An aromatherapy bath with oils like sandalwood or eucalyptus is also believed to quite useful.
  • Fluid intake is the most important facet of UTI treatment, so make sure you consume adequate water and also drink a lot of fruit juices.

If you are afflicted with a yeast infection these remedies should help:

  • Yogurt is the most effective remedy for a yeast infection. Inserting some yogurt either directly or a tampon dipped in yogurt can help control a yeast infection. Do this every night. Yogurt will help restore the pH balance.
  • Cranberry juice also helps with yeast infections as it also makes the urine more acidic.
  • Garlic is also very effective against yeast infections and you can insert a clove wrapped in gauze.

In addition to all of these remedies hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance. Avoid artificially sweetened foods and refined sugar, as well as caffeinated and carbonated drinks. Try not to get too stressed as this will aggravate the problem.

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